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About Us

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I earned my bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and my masters in Marriage & Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I minored in Spiritual Formation and have a formal discipleship training approach. I am working towards specializing in Theraplay with children and adults.

I counsel from a biblical perspective which combines spiritual formation and a variety of therapeutic approaches such as attachment theory, family systems, and cognitive- behavioral therapy. I believe that God is the ultimate healer and that He uses each one of us in unique ways to demonstrate his love and compassion. Change is a process and it takes time. It is my desire to be an empathic support and guide in that process. I have a holistic perspective and recognize that the mind, body and spirit are connected. Therefore, I like to discuss nutrition, exercise, stress-management and faith. I work collaboratively with my clients to create realistic goals to help them achieve a sense of accomplishment.

I am also very passionate about formal discipleship with young women. I have been on staff at churches for the last 10 years and guiding young women towards a closeness with God and an awareness of themselves has been a joy. I love working with parents and helping them have a healthy attachment with their children. I work with people of all ages from newborns to adults.

I am a native Houstonian but recently lived in Southeast Asia for the last two years. I have an amazing Godly husband and three beautiful children that I adore. Despite my busy schedule, I love traveling, cooking, reading, running, and I cherish spending time with family/friends.

Life is constantly changing and presenting us with new challenges that can be difficult to navigate in our fast-paced society. Whether it’s a traumatic experience or a day-to-day stressor; emotions can be intense, thoughts can be overwhelming, and behaviors can become maladaptive or even destructive. This can often lead to disconnection with God, yourself, and others. My role is to be a professional guide, offering a safe, non-judgmental environment where we can work collaboratively to establish reconnection emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Texas. I earned my bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and my master’s degree in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. I have experience in individual therapy as well as group therapy, helping clients in the areas of anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, grief/loss, relationship issues, and family conflict. My approach to therapy is through a biblical lens integrated with theoretical approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, and family systems.

 

My husband and I have been married for 7 years and have two young children. We recently moved from the Dallas area to be closer to our large family. Having two young kids, most of my time consists of going on playdates and taking them on fun adventures which I love. In addition to parenting, I enjoy exercising, cooking, going on fun date nights with my husband, and spending time with friends and family. We also love attending our local church Seven Mile Road Houston.

I am a Practicum Student Counselor in the process of getting my licensure in Professional Counseling and am pursuing a degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. I am passionate about individuals and couples having the opportunity to find healing and growth in any season they are in. I integrate a PersonCentered approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Biblical perspective. My hope is to be a trustworthy support to my clients enabling them to find healing and lasting change. I take great joy in getting to share the life changing love and grace of God, and believe that ultimately, that is the relationship that true healing comes from. It is a great honor to get to walk alongside clients as they find new freedom, power, and truth through the counseling process.

 

I consider myself a native Houstonian, though I technically grew up out in the Houston suburbs. I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station, where I met my wonderful husband. Soon after graduating, we moved back to Houston and have been here ever since. In the past, I have been a volunteer Young Life leader and love getting any opportunity to work with high school students.

 

My husband and I are currently House Parents at Lifehouse of Houston where we live with, care for, and disciple two women and their babies. My time with past ministries has given me experience in working with challenges such as identity, self-image, relational conflict, anxiety, depression, perinatal mental health, sexual abuse and trauma, stress management, and family of origin issues. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, baking, learning, being outside, walking with friends and being with family any chance I get. We also attend Seven Mile Road Houston.

I was born and raised in Waco , Texas. I went on to study Sociology and Psychology in College Station and am a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 18'. I moved to Houston to continue my training as a counselor and graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria in Katy with a Masters of Science dual degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Family and Marriage Counseling.

 

I am a dedicated and devoted counselor who is steadfast in providing exceptional care to clients and advocating for children, adolescents, and adults combating mental health issues. I am driven to help guide others in improving their life and walking with them through any battles they face. I have one GSP named River who I enjoy hunting and running with. I'm involved in my church and enjoy triathlons. 

 

 

The metropolis of Houston is a far cry from the quiet farm in Nebraska where I lived as a child. After nearly forty years of ministry in churches on the west coast, the east coast and some places in between, my husband and I became Texans (in the midst of a pandemic!).

 

I have shared the joy of music with hundreds of piano students and musicians all across the country. And I have often found myself organizing and administrating projects. I am a big believer in Christian counseling and count it a privilege to help with the day-to-day tasks at Hall Counseling.

 

I am thankful for my godly husband, Dean, who has been called to Hospital Chaplaincy. We’ve been blessed with four adult children (with three spouses) and three adorable grandsons. We have been praying for Seven Mile Road Houston from the beginning and it is an unexpected joy to now be Gospel Partners. My typical day includes some time on the piano bench and a good sudoku puzzle. I also like to take long walks and attend Pilates & Barre classes at the Y.